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What to bear in mind before the summer

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Summer, sun and annual leave! Read through the tips below, so that you will be able to wind down properly during your time off.

In good time before your annual leave

  • Annual leave: Apply for annual leave in good time before your holiday, in accordance with the procedure at your workplace. It is important to register the application for annual leave in Primula in good time, so that you receive the right salary payment and avoid a salary debt. Ask your manager or closest HR officer for the deadline to register your application in Primula. The application for annual leave and other types of leave is to be registered in Primula and granted/authorised by the manager before the leave is taken. Also, make it a habit to check your salary specification, to ensure everything is correct.

    Read more on the page about salary payments: Payment of salary | Staff Pages (


    There is a different procedure regarding annual leave for teaching practitioners, which is according to the local agreement on working hours for teaching staff. Read more on the page about annual leave: Annual leave | Staff Pages (

  • Outlays: Submit outstanding travel expense reports/outlays – Primula.
  • Health promotion reimbursement: Send in your receipts as you go along. Please note that the deadline for applications for health promotion reimbursement in Primula is now 30 November. Read more on the page about Health promotion reimbursement.
  • Register: Take the opportunity to register your documents before the summer holidays so that your colleagues can easily find them when you are away. Remember to include all case documents, cases should not be left empty of documents. W3D3
  • Confirm delivery of received orders and manage your invoices in Lupin/Proceedo before you go on holiday.
  • Delegate your authorisations in Lupin/Proceedo to a colleague for your period of annual leave so that deliveries can be acknowledged, and invoices paid without delay.

    See instructions: Delegate invoice management | Staff Pages (
    Remember to tell your colleague about any invoices or deliveries expected during your holiday period and how they should be handled.

  • Review the access hours for the door entry system for your premises and adapt these for required access during the summer. 
  • Look though the alarm procedure instructions and the list of contact persons and adjust if required. 

  • Take the opportunity to update your profile, your research output and other information in LUCRIS/the Research Portal. Perhaps link your ORCID to your profile? Read more below.

The day before your holiday

If you do not monitor your email and telephone during the holidays:

  • Enter your holiday in your Outlook calendar and mark yourself as away (if you share your calendar with colleagues)
    • Enter an out-of-office message in Outlook for your entire period of annual leave. Remember to write when you expect to be back and to whom or where people should turn in the meantime.
    • Enter an out-of-office message in Teams for your entire period of annual leave. Click on your profile picture in Teams and choose “Set status message”. Remember to write when you expect to be back and to whom or where people should turn in the meantime. Choose “Clear status message after” and then “Customised” in order to set a date for when your status message should disappear.
  • Enter a holiday notice for your telephone number in the Salut (Trio) telephone system. You can also give another number that people should call during your time away, which will be visible to the operators on the switchboard.
  • Make sure nothing worth stealing is left visible in the office. Close any blinds if it is possible to see in.
  • Empty your bins, especially if they contain any fruit scraps or anything else that can start to smell. Make sure to look after any plants, give them extra water or take them home if you will be away for a long period. Also empty the fridge in the lunchroom /kitchen of anything that has been left. Cancel/reduce orders for fruit, milk etc.

During the summer

Send questions to the International Desk 

  • The International Desk will be open three days a week throughout the summer. The International Desk answers general questions about programmes and courses at the University, practical questions about student life, current activities and international opportunities. Specific questions on programmes and courses are to be addressed to the programme/department/faculty.

    See the International Desk’s summer opening hours 

    Watch out for attempted fraud. 

  • During the summer there is an increased risk of attempted fraud.
  • It is important to be alert and question requests for quick payments or transfers of money.
  • Ask your manager or client for verification about such requests via a communications channel (phone, email) other than the one the request came by.
  • You can read more about what to watch out for on the Staff Pages 
  • If something happens, you can refer to the tips and support on the webpage "In case of emergency" (there is also a direct link on the start page of the Staff Pages).

The E22 between the Råby and Kronetorp interchanges will be closed from 2 to 5 August.

From the evening of Friday 2 August to the morning of Monday 5 August, the E22 will be closed between the Råby and Kronetorp interchanges in order to demolish two bridges over the E22.

This means that traffic will be diverted as follows:

  • For motorists going south towards Malmö: diversion from the Lund Norra interchange via Norra Ringen to the E6.
  • For motorists going south towards Staffanstorp: diversion from the Gastelyckan interchange via Dalby.
  • For motorists going north: diversion to the E6 via the Lomma interchange, road 103, road 108 to Norra Ringen.
  • For motorists going north to Staffanstorp: via road 11.
  • Road 108 between Staffanstorp and Värpinge will be open.
  • The south onramp on E22 at the Lund Södra interchange will be open.

Read more about the project and traffic during the construction period on the Swedish Transport Administration website: E22 Lund Södra interchange and road 108 Staffanstorp-Lund.

Tips for a good transition between work and holiday

Wind down. It’s worth remembering that mind and body need to wind down between work and holiday before resting is possible. Plan in a winding down period in your schedule at the end of the semester or the start of the holiday.

Prioritise. Plan and prioritise tasks before the holiday. What can wait, what needs to be done now?

Tie up loose ends. Don’t finish the semester leaving tasks unfinished. This can affect recovery negatively.

Get assistance. Your manager will help you if it is difficult to prioritise.

Ramp up. Plan for the first period after the holiday so that the return does not involve stress.

Every day. Holidays are an important factor for recovery, but not the only one. What is more important is to have a balance between activity and recovery – tension and relaxation – regularly every day. It needs to become a habit.

Small things matter. Recovery does not need to be time-consuming. Short breaks can make a big difference. A good rule is to take a short break when you switch tasks and take a walk between meetings.

Schedule recovery. Enter recovery in your calendar if you find it difficult to remember.

Individual. Think about what recovery is as far as you are concerned. What is it that charges your batteries and gives you rest and more energy?

Contrasts. What can bring recovery depends on the other extreme – if you have sat and concentrated, it is a good idea to take a walk and talk to a colleague. If you have been social and on the move a lot, a sofa and a good book offers recovery. Think about contrasts.

Recovery during the holiday. Bear in mind that contrasts between tension and relaxation are also important on holiday.